Sep 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
on the road to 9-11. on may 1 2001, a group presently in the united states was planning a terrorist operation. on june 22nd, al-qaeda strikes could be imminent. on june 29th, in response to neocon, it was meant to distract the white house from saddam hussein. bin laden associates expected "near term attacks to have dramatic consequences, including major casualties." on july 1st the operation had been delayed but will occur soon. on july 24th, the attack was still being readied but had been postponed. again on august 6th bin laden determined to strike in the u.s. for more on his remarkable reporting, i'm joined by kurt eichenwald contributing editor to "vanity fair" and author of "500 days, secrets and lies in the terror wars." kurt, thank you for this remarkable piece of journalism and your op-ed that has struck a nerve and reopened many questions. tough questions. i guess having looked at the op-ed, what is the single most important secret that is no longer secret and the most important lie that has been debunked?
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
from the united states capitol building. not much going on here in washington these days. if the president comes back in town, it is usually only to spend the night and then he's back on the campaign trail as he was yesterday in virginia. what a quinky dink. romney and obama both in ohio on the same day and both in virginia this week on the same day. do you think they're coordinating their schedules? maybe they ought to ride on the same bus. make things a lot easier, wouldn't it? we've got lots and lots to talk about here on the "full court press" today and lots you'll want to call about at 1-866-55-press. that is our toll free number. peter ogborn and dan henning as always. team press here. >> happy friday. >> with cyprian bowlding on the cameras. >> nice to see you. >> bill: everything good. "saturday night live" had a lot of fun last night. they did a thursday special. they do this sometimes during presidential elections. and they've got this new guy who plays president obama. >> i like him. >>
Sep 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
, sadly adopted by the united states congress at the request of president bill clinton back in 1993 which said rather than just saying gays can open -- can serve openly in the military which is what we should have done and what clinton should have done, he was afraid of the pentagon, afraid of the generals probably could not get that passed in the congress to tell the truth at that time. so instead an open invitation for gays and lesbians to serve in the military. lgbt folks. he said here's what we're going to have. this policy, don't ask, don't tell. yes, you can serve as long as you never tell anybody you're gay. which was just dumb as hell! and it didn't work, of course. and a lot of really, really good people got thrown out of the military either because they refused to live a lie or because of the fact that somebody ratted on them, knew they had a girlfriend or boyfriend or whatever. ratted on them and they get thrown out and we lost a lot of people particularly a lot of people who spoke arabic and we were really
Sep 14, 2012 3:00am PDT
the united states. and reducing the amount of sugary drinks that we consume is the simplest diet change that we can make to help lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight. >> bill: michael bloomberg said this is it. we get rid of the drinks, we'll all be healthier. he also said people will live longer. >> this is a single biggest step any city has ever taken to curb obesity. certainly not the last step that lots of cities are going to take. and we believe that it will help save lives. >> bill: save lives make people healthier. michael bloomberg says and besides, we don't want these big 32 ounce drinks because they're hard to carry. >> i don't know if you've ever had a 32 ounce cup. you would have a hard time carrying it. it's enormous. >> bill: well when you're four feet high -- [ laughter ] i guess i shouldn't make fun of michael bloomberg but he's not that tall. >> he himself is probably 32 ounces. >> bill: i think the idea -- you talk about how unhealthy they are and i get that. and all of that sugar and eve